El Norte Movie Review 1983

Information and Film Reviews for El Norte the Movie

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Gripping account of a Guatemalan brother and sister, persecuted in their homeland, who make an arduous journey north ("El Norte") to America. Their difficult saga continues as they struggle against overwhelming odds in an attempt to realize their dreams. Passionate, sobering, and powerful. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Produced in association with the "American Playhouse" series for PBS. Produced by Anna Thomas who also co-wrote the story with Nava.


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Available on VHS
Running time 139 minutes.
Originally from Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, Negative Utopia, Central America, 4 Bones
Anna Thomas, Gregory Nava
David Villalpando, Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, Ernesto Cruz, Eracio Zepeda, Stella Quan, Alicia del Lugo, Lupe Ontiveros
Gregory Nava
Cinecom Pictures


Natl. Film Reg. 1995.

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